Social Media

How To Define An Accomplishment On Social Media! It's Hard!

Laura Wheeler | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Wheeler

Does romance really trigger a more powerful response than other areas of our lives? Certainly liking an announcement can simply be a way of wishing people well, but why not care as much about announcements in other aspects of life?

Facebook Files: Does Content Have A Right To Express Itself?

Matt Barnard | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Barnard

The cause of Facebook is to capture content and distribute it, regardless of what that content is, because the mindset of technology says that we must make everything as available and usable as possible.

How To Meet The Locals In The World's Coolest Cities

Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all heard the old adage that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t got to know yet. But for many of us, making genuine connections on our ...

Those Perfect Instagram Poses? They're Not Yoga

James Downs | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

In light of this, I am all the more determined to cultivate an ethos of self-acceptance in my classes. I hope to help people reject comparisons with ideals, and dispel any myths around yoga practitioners and teachers as being special, other-worldy, or privy to insights on enlightenment.

No Matter What Happens On 8 June, The Left Can Be Proud

Jordan Marley | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

So no matter what happens in the General Election, the left can feel proud of what has occurred so far, and can feel optimistic about the future of left-wing politics in the U.K.

In A Spin

Caragh Little | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And what of the endless spinning of messages and comments and demands? If we fidget with our every thought to kill time, are we destroying all those moments which really matter, passing the spinning to everyone around us like a fidgety, blurring virus?

Is Instagram Bad For Your Mental Health?

Laura Bell | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Laura Bell

The message? It seems pretty loud and clear to me: reduce usage of Instagram to decrease anxiety, low self-esteem and other mental health issues. Whilst Instagram is not the only cause of mental health problems for young people, more and more research is emerging to suggest it certainly contributes.

How A Snap Election Produced A Snap Filter

Emma Hartley | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Emma Hartley

By partnering with technology companies like Snapchat, who is home to over 10 million daily UK users that on average spend 30 minutes of their day on the platform, we can reach the people that need to hear this important message in a way that is right for them.

Here's The Moment A Young Mark Zuckerberg Discovered He Got Into Harvard

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has uploaded a rare insight into his life before he became one of the wealthiest human beings on the planet. ...

Could You Last A Week Without Your Smartphone?

Emma Wood | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Emma Wood

The first two days of being without a phone were euphoric. I felt rogue, emboldened - I became a productive, uninterrupted human being. (This is mainly because being without phone relieves you of lots and lots of chores.)

What Makes The Perfect Instagram Post?

Mike Bandar | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Bandar

More than 1.2 million posts have been scheduled through HopperHQ to date - that means we have a lot of data at our fingertips! We thought it would be helpful to analyse this data to find out just what makes the perfect Instagram post. When we say perfect, we mean it terms of getting the most engagement through likes and comments.

Mike Bandar | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Bandar

More than 1.2 million posts have been scheduled through HopperHQ to date - that means we have a lot of data at our fingertips! We thought it would be helpful to analyse this data to find out just what makes the perfect Instagram post. When we say perfect, we mean it terms of getting the most engagement through likes and comments.

Investing In STEM In Schools Is Key To Closing The Digital Skills Gap

Cin-Yee Ho | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cin-Yee Ho

However, there is also much promise, with productivity gap concerns finally sparking further investment in education and skills to combat the UK's longer-term economic pressures. The key for closing our digital skills gap will be ensuring a significant portion of that investment goes towards STEM initiatives in schools. But where to invest?

Negative Press Coverage Has Dragged Corbyn Down, But There's Still A Way He Can Win

Damir Rafi | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Politics
Damir Rafi

When an individual with influence seeks not just to shuffle the existing pack of cards, rigged in favour of the rich, but to throw them away and produce a new pack which gives everyone in society a fair chance, then opposition and slander is bound to follow. However, in the age of the internet, Corbyn's true values and messages still have the potential to spread unhindered by corporate agendas.

Isolation In The Era Of Social Media

Brittany Dawson | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Brittany Dawson

In short, to show off. To gratify some deep-rooted need to prove that our lives are meaningful, that the events we attend are worthy - to demonstrate to the world that we exist, that we existed, that we once inhabited a small corner of the earth and that our memory can't be erased with the stopping of our hearts.

106-Year-Old YouTube Star Wows The World With Her Culinary Skills

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mastanamma Karre is 106 years old. She’s also the incredibly popular star of YouTube channel ‘Country Foods’. The Indian great grandmother cooks...

Buy Twitter

Ed Mayo | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ed Mayo

How does Twitter bring in money in a way that doesn't push people out? This is the central question the social media platform faces when its shareholders meet next week. The answer could be that we buy Twitter as a co-op. Millions of us.

Five Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Relationship With Social Media

Marianne Stenger | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

It can be incredibly difficult to focus on the moment when you're constantly being interrupted by notifications that make you feel like you're missing out on something important. So if you've already taken the step of scheduling certain times of day for checking social media, why not enforce this by disabling the notifications on your phone?

Three Tricks Social Media Plays On Mental Well-Being

Sam Owen | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Owen

In that same way, there are three major benefits that you can try to seek from social media and you really have to think about whether you actually are getting those benefits or just think you're getting them. In this short video I talk about three ways in which social media can trick your mental health and well-being and what you should do about them. The three areas are:

Acceptance Should Not Depend On Understanding

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

True acceptance and true respect must be based on the principle that even if you do not understand what is necessary for someone to actualise themselves as an individual, you will support their right to make the choice and defend their right to it.

Not Going Out - Unsocial Media

Daniel Lewis | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Lewis

And that is my gripe with social media. I secretly quite like the silly memes, jokes and animal videos. What really annoys me though, is the fact that social media seems to be replacing the social. The physical act of going out and spending time with people you like.

A Win For Social Media

Carole Walker | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Carole Walker

Lets not wallow in lazy rose-tinted nostalgia about how much better it was when a small group of old editors and well-paid executives controlled the news that we consume. Let's challenge the bigoted and the scaremongers pedalling fake news. And let's make the most of social media to engage in the rich seam of ideas from people beyond the reach of the mainstream media.

Your Baby Is Beautiful, But You Don't Need Me To Tell You That

Nicola De Maine | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola De Maine

No parent wants their child to worry about the way they look or to feel inadequate in anyway, but by placing social media so high on our own agenda we might be unwittingly laying the foundations for our children to grow up plagued by these anxieties.

How Can Cinemas Satisfy A Nation Of Binge-Watching Addicts?

Lucy Dougherty | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Lucy Dougherty

This need for 24/7 media consumption, and the rise of online streaming services, poses a very real threat to the cinema industry. There is a genuine risk that we will choose back-to-back series watching in the comfort of our own home over spending extra money and travel costs to view a single movie at the local cinema complex.

As Parents We Need To Ask Ourselves Whether Children Really Need Their Own Smartphones?

Joanna Cates | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Joanna Cates

Friends made the point that a phone was necessary for safety reasons (even though I, along with the rest of the human race, managed to get through childhood relatively unscathed without one). They argued that it was important that they could get hold of you if they needed to.